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Acute toxicities to larval rainbow trout of representative compounds detected in Great Lakes fish

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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DOI: 10.1007/BF01691933

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Abstract

In recent years the National Fisheries Research Center-Great Lakes has ranked the potential hazard to fish and invertebrates of various chemical compounds detected in two Great Lakes fishes-- lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, and walleye, Stizostedion vitreum vitreum (Hesselberg and Seelye 1982). This hazard assessment has included the identification of the potential sources of the compounds, determination of the occurrence and abundance of the compounds in Great Lakes fish, and the determination of acute toxicities of representative compounds of 19 chemical classes (Passino and Smith 1987a). In further studies Smith et al. (1988) focused on 6 of the 19 classes of compounds using the zooplankter Daphnia pulex as the test organism. They ranked the six classes as follows (in decreasing order of toxicity): polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkyl halides, nitrogen-containing compounds, cyclic alkanes, heterocyclic nitrogen compounds, and silicon-containing compounds.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Acute toxicities to larval rainbow trout of representative compounds detected in Great Lakes fish
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOI:
10.1007/BF01691933
Volume
46
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
First page:
173
Last page:
178